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File #: 22-0274    Version: 0 Name: Water Bills - Right to Review
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/12/2022 In control: Rules and Legislative Oversight
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Water Bills - Right to Review For the purpose of requiring the Department of Public Works to provide a customer with a copy of a certain water bill upon request and submission of specified documentation.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Phylicia Porter, Antonio Glover, Odette Ramos, Ryan Dorsey, Mark Conway, Sharon Green Middleton
Indexes: Rights, Water Bills
Attachments: 1. 22-0274(1)~1st Reader, 2. Law 22-0274
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Burnett


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Water Bills - Right to Review
For the purpose of requiring the Department of Public Works to provide a customer with a copy of a certain water bill upon request and submission of specified documentation.
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By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments
Article 24 - Water
Section 2-1
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 24. Water

Subtitle 2. Bills

§ 2-1. Bills.

(a) Finance to collect.

The bills for water used or work done by the Department of Public Works shall be collected by the Department of Finance.

(b) When due.

Unless abated under this subtitle, all bills therefor shall be paid within 20 days after they have been issued.

(c) Cut-off on default.

Subject to the requirements of this article, on default in payment for bills issued under this section, the Department of Public Works may cut off the supply.

(d) Copy of bill to tenant-water-utility customer.

(1) Any landlord that requires a residential tenant to pay for the costs of water or wastewater services shall:

(i) [(1)] include that requirement in a written lease, as provided in City Code Article 13, § 7-3(a-1); and

(ii) [(2)] ei...

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